I Ditched My iPhone and Spent the Summer With Android

For five straight years, I spent an inordinate amount of time staring at the screen of an iPhone. I'm not alone in that, but I am usually quick to buy new models and even quicker to download new operating system updates. Perhaps I'm a little too quick, because earlier this year, my enthusiasm got the best of me. » 9/30/14 3:30pm Tuesday 3:30pm

iPhone 5 Battery Letting You Down? Apple Might Replace It—For Free

If your iPhone 5's battery just doesn't have the kick that it feels like it should, you might be able to get a new one for free. Apple has found that an apparently small batch of iPhone 5s (not the S or C) that "may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently." You can check if yours… » 8/22/14 6:31pm 8/22/14 6:31pm

That Predator-Vision iPhone Camera Case Finally Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Back in January we stumbled across one of the most exciting iPhone accessories we've seen in years. FLIR took the thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military and squeezed it down into a compact iPhone 5/5S case called the FLIR ONE that will finally be available for pre-order starting… » 7/22/14 11:09am 7/22/14 11:09am

This Waterproof Case Lets You Dive With Your iPhone To Over 300 Feet

If your vacation involves a scuba adventure to some exotic underwater locale, of course you're going to want to take photos to make everyone back home jealous. And since the iPhone has become the go-to pocket camera for most tourists, Thanko's now selling a monstrous, over-engineered case that promises to keep your… » 7/10/14 12:20pm 7/10/14 12:20pm

Apple's Secret Ebay Store Is Back With Cheap Refurbished iPhones

Just like the odd eBay storefront that popped up last year, a new site called Factory Outlet eBay Store is selling refurbished Apple products and, despite the lack of any official Apple branding, is almost definitely the result of a partnership between Apple and eBay. And it's selling Apple Certified Refurbished… » 7/08/14 5:26pm 7/08/14 5:26pm

A Sand Art Case Gives Your iPhone a Radical 80s Makeover

The 80s might be long gone, but your fond memories of Reebok Pumps, Cabbage Patch Kids, and those water-filled sand art pictures will forever live on—at least that last one. Because someone has gone and made an iPhone case backed with hypnotic sand art that's constantly changing as you move your phone. » 4/30/14 5:00pm 4/30/14 5:00pm

Apple Will Fix Your iPhone 5's Sleep Button for Free—If You Qualify

Is your iPhone's sleep/wake button finicky? You might be in luck. On Friday, Apple announced a new program to fix a small number of iPhone 5s with faulty buttons. Just input your phone's serial number on this page to see if you qualify. And if you do, be prepared to be without your phone for a few days. » 4/25/14 5:31pm 4/25/14 5:31pm

FLIR Just Turned Your iPhone 5 Into a Predator-Like Thermal Camera

When you're digging for CES gold, you can usually ignore about 99.99 percent of the iPhone accessories announced at the show. But in that last 0.01 percent is where you can find some real treasures. This year FLIR has managed to shrink the same thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military so… » 1/07/14 4:01pm 1/07/14 4:01pm

How to Make the Switch from Android to iOS

Android is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you're going to make the switch, you won't want to leave any scrap of your precious mobile identity in Android's cold robotic embrace. Here's how to pack up everything you'll need to bring to your new life in Apple's walled garden. » 12/25/13 8:35am 12/25/13 8:35am

The Lightstrap iPhone Case Could Be a Phone Photog's Dream Come True…

The iPhone 5S may have a fancy new dual-LED flash, but ultimately, it doesn't make that much difference. Low-light pictures continue to the bane of the phone photographer's existence, and every blurry, noisy, and/or blown-out shot from a dimly lit bar is a painful reminder. This new case from Brick and Pixel called… » 12/04/13 12:03pm 12/04/13 12:03pm

Give Your iPhone Games the Buttons They Deserve With This Arcade Case

If your iPhone gaming addiction involves more than just matching jewels or candy, you're probably well aware that a touchscreen doesn't make for the best controller. But why carry a separate solution when the Arcadie Go incorporates physical buttons into a reversible case that's always guaranteed to be there when you… » 10/29/13 2:40pm 10/29/13 2:40pm

The iPhone 5S Motion Sensors Are Totally Screwed Up

Since the iPhone 5S landed in the hands of new owners a few weeks ago, there have been reports that on-board sensors like the gyroscope, compass, and accelerometer haven't been working properly on some devices. We've confirmed the new iPhone's failings on our own. It's not just off. It's embarrassing. » 10/03/13 12:24pm 10/03/13 12:24pm

Easily Turn Your iPhone 5 Into GTA V's iFruit

Grand Theft Auto has long been known for parodying everything from vehicles, to advertising, to pop culture, to even the technology that dominates the time. So it's not surprising to see one of the characters in the recently released GTA V using an iPhone parody called the iFruit. And now you can actually get your… » 9/30/13 1:08pm 9/30/13 1:08pm